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Venues Day 2019 Date Announced

  Venues Day 2019 Date Announced Music Venue Trust is delighted to share the news that it will return to Islington Assembly Hall, London for the 2019 edition of Venues Day on Wednesday 9 October. Building on the success of the 2018 national networking event, we will use more spaces in the complex to [...]

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#FIGHTBACK Manchester

150+ SHOWS | 16+ VENUES | 2 WEEKS OF LIVE MUSIC Grassroots Music Venues across Manchester unite to create fortnight festival of music - Fightback Manchester. 16 participating venues already confirmed – over 150 shows Music Venue Trust are delighted to announce #FIGHTBACK Manchester, a 2 week celebration of Manchester’s vital Grassroots Music Venues [...]

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Lord Tim Clement-Jones’ Opening Speech, Venues Day 2018

Photo by Jannica Honey Lord Tim Clement-Jones' Opening Speech, Venues Day 2018 I am delighted to be helping to introduce the fifth Venues Day. I've attended all of them, from when Music Venue Trust and the Music Venues Alliance was just a concept through to now. There are now 470 venue members of the [...]

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Music Venue Trust Launches Pipeline Investment Fund Challenge

Music Venue Trust Launches Pipeline Investment Fund Challenge Venues Day Launch of Drive to Unite Key Stakeholders and Music Industry Around a Statement of Intent In a slew of Venues Day 2018 announcements about Grassroots Music Venues rallying together to maximise their potential, including the launch of Fightback Manchester, a Fightback lager, two books of [...]

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Venues Day 2018 welcoming speech – Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice

Photo by Jannica Honey Venues Day 2018 welcoming speech - Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice Music Venue Trust Board Member Ellie Rowsell welcomes you to Venues Day 2018 Thank you for inviting me to welcome you all to this year's Venues Day. I have only just recently become a part of the Music Venue [...]

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Steve Lamacq receives Outstanding Achievement Award at Venues Day 2018

Photo by Jannica Honey BBC6 Music’s Steve Lamacq was today honoured as the first ever recipient of the Music Venue Trust Outstanding Achievement Award at Venues Day 2018. The award was presented by Joe Talbot and Mark Bent, singer and manager of Idles, the latest in a long line of bands to have received [...]

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Venues Day 2018 is SOLD OUT

Venues Day 2018 is SOLD OUT Music Venue Trust is delighted to announce that Venues Day 2018 is now SOLD OUT. Over 500 delegates, representing over 200 venues, together with key stakeholders in the grassroots music venues sector, will gather at Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday 17 October to debate and discuss, network and [...]

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Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar will close on 31 December 2018

  Sticky Mike's Frog Bar to Close It is with huge sadness that we have heard today that Sticky Mike's Frog Bar in Brighton will close on 31 December 2018. Sticky Mike's is a Brighton institution, one of the most vibrant, community based, grassroots spaces in the whole country. Thousands of bands have passed [...]

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Venues Day 2018 Programme Revealed

General Delegate Booking Opens Music Venue Trust’s national networking event Venues Day 2018 returns on Wednesday 17 October to explore the theme The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Sharing Good Practice, Strategies for Overcoming Bad Practice and How to Deal with the Ugly Side of Operating a GMV. Over 500 delegates will gather [...]

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Venues Day 2018 Partners Announced

Venues Day 2018 Partners With Venues Day 2018 only 6 weeks away Music Venue Trust is excited to share with you the partners whose support is making this year's national networking event for grassroots music venues possible. These are the organisations who have given us financial assistance to mount the event, offer free/discounted delegate [...]

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